Bienvenue à L'Etoile du Nord!

It has been said that a second language is one of the best gifts a parent can give a child. L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion (LNFI) is the only French immersion school in St. Paul. Our goal is to have all of our students speak and understand French by grade 5.  With many native French speakers on staff and a highly-involved parent community, LNFI offers remarkable learning opportunities to our students. 

School News

Grandparents' Day
Grandparents/VIPs Day, Wednesday, March 18: Grandparents and VIPs are invited to attend LOWER CAMPUS ONLY from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18. The VIPs will enjoy breakfast with the students, reading, songs, and a trip to the Scholastic Book Fair (if they are interested)!  Parents, please let your VIPs know the date and watch for a backpack flyer coming home with more information soon.
School Dance

All-School NEON Family Dance at Upper Campus on Friday, March 13, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Come and enjoy the FREE all-school family dance! LNFI families are invited to attend this event where DJ, M. Beni, will be spinning the tunes! Black lights will be illuminating those wearing NEON and white clothing. Snacks, beverages, and glow accessories will be sold during the event. The class with the most students in attendance will win a pizza party! In addition, families attending the dance will have a one-time opportunity to purchase tickets to the LNFI Spring Party (Sat. May 16) for a discounted rate: 2 tickets for $40.

Online Resources

Help your child keep their skills sharp!  Online resources are available at home.
Contact your teacher or Mme Lacey for login information.

IXL Math and Language Arts 
Grades 2-5

SPPS Apps

Brainpop Junior
Brainpop
Brainpop French

Type to Learn 4
Grades 2-5

Tumblebooks

Britannica School

Easy Way to Pay

Try our new website for paying for all school related fees.  Go to pay.spps.org.  You can add money to your child's lunch account or pay for field trips.  

No need to send in checks anymore.  It's fast, easy and secure!

French Speaking Volunteers

We are currently seeking French-speaking individuals

  • to volunteer in classrooms, working with small groups of students
  • to student-teach in classrooms, collaborating with the classroom teacher to plan and deliver instruction.
  • to join our team as a teacher assistant or teacher candidate for next school year!

To learn more, click here

School Profile

Our Principal

Principal Fatima Lemtouni is a fluent native French speaker who also speaks three other languages – Berber, Arabic and English. She brings a wealth of experience to her new position, including a background in teaching different languages to both native and second-language English speakers.

Contact Us

Office Hours: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Lower Campus (grades K-1):
1305 Prosperity Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55106
(651) 221-1480
School Hours: 9:30 - 4 p.m.
Breakfast-to-Go: 9:15-9:30
Phone: 651-744-1050
Attendance: 651-744-1053


Upper Campus (grades 2-5):
1760 Ames Place
St. Paul, MN  55106
(651) 221-1480
School Hours: 9:40 - 4:10 p.m.
Breakfast-to-Go: 9:25-9:40
Phone: 651-744-6970
Attendance: 651-744-6973


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